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Voluntary Infant Formula Recall

On December 30, 2023, Reckitt (Mead Johnson Nutrition) voluntarily recalled select batches of Nutramigen Powder infant formula in 12.6 and 19.8 oz cans due to a possibility of contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii. The recall includes Nutramigen in 12.6 and 19.8 oz containers manufactured in June 2023 and distributed primarily in June, July, and August 2023. There are no reports of illnesses...

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Free At-Home STI Test Kits

County health departments offer free STI at-home self-test kits District 4 Public Health’s county health departments are offering free at-home self-test kits for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The at-home test detects chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV (I, II, P24 antigen), syphilis, and trichomoniasis. The convenient and discreet method allows individuals to take the test in the privacy of...

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Salmonella Linked to Pre-Cut Cantaloupe

December 4, 2023 Salmonella Infections from Pre-cut CantaloupeAt least five Georgians sickened   ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to be cautious about eating pre-cut cantaloupe if they cannot verify its source. At least five people in Georgia have become infected with Salmonella likely due to eating the contaminated cantaloupe. Across the country, 117...

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Possible Lead Poisoning from Cinnamon Applesauce Products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:November 15, 2023    DPH Investigating Possible Lead Poisoning fromCinnamon Applesauce Pouch Products    ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is investigating several potential cases of high blood lead levels in children around the state who may have eaten recalled cinnamon applesauce pouch products. The FDA says the products contain high levels...

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Flu and COVID Vaccines

Health departments offer COVID-19 and flu vaccines, free COVID self-test kits District 4 Public Health’s county health departments offer flu shots and the updated COVID-19 vaccine to provide protection against two of the three respiratory illnesses already circulating this 2023-24 season. Visit district4health.org/make-an-appointment to schedule your visit and learn more about which COVID-19...

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Free Breast Exams

Local health departments to offer free breast exam events In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. several county health departments in District 4 Public Health will offer free breast exams for women ages 21 to 64. The Lamar County Health Department, 100 Academy Drive in Barnesville, will offer free breast exams on Friday, Oct. 13. To schedule an appointment, call (770) 358-1483, option...

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Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic in Spalding County

  Spalding County Health Department to offer annual free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic on Thursday, October 5 The Spalding County Health Department will offer its annual Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic on Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone over 13 years old who lives in Spalding County is eligible to receive a free flu shot during the clinic while supplies last. The health...

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Alzheimer’s Screenings

  Lamar County Health Department now a telehealth location for Alzheimer’s screeningsThose eligible will first need a referral from their primary care doctor   Picture this scenario: Concerned about your wife’s growing memory loss, the two of you talk with her primary care physician in Barnesville during her free annual wellness visit through Medicare. After giving her a 3-minute...

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High Georgia Temperatures

  NEWS RELEASEAugust 22, 2023Contact: Nancy Nydam High Temperatures in Georgia Raise Health ConcernsStay Cool, Stay Hydrated, Stay Informed   ATLANTA – With temperatures expected to be in the high 90’s throughout the state for the next several days, and at times feeling like more than 100 degrees with the humidity, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to...

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Georgia – Uptick in COVID Cases

    August 18, 2023NEWS RELEASEContact :Nancy Nydam Georgia Sees Uptick in COVID CasesVaccination is still the best protection for Georgians  ATLANTA – While the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeing an uptick in new COVID cases and hospitalizations related to COVID, the numbers remain relatively low, compared to the state’s peak in January 2022 or even summer COVID...

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